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Major Works: Development Studies

You are currently browsing 21–30 of 157 new and published major works in the subject of Development Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

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  1. Sustainable Development

    Edited by John Blewitt

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    The United Nations has pithily defined sustainable development as progress that ‘meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. But sustainable development remains highly contested and is subject to a wide variety of interpretations,...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Cities and Sustainability

    Edited by Joan Fitzgerald, Michael J. Motta Jr.

    Series: Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

    ‘Sustainability’ is widely recognized as a key objective of urban development in the twenty-first century. But how is it realized in practice? What are its historical origins and its theoretical underpinnings? How does it connect to, or inform, related movements which seek to create more liveable...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Law and Development

    Edited by Julio Faundez

    Series: Critical Concepts in Law

    Law and Development emerged in the United States in the 1960s and rapidly spread throughout the world. Its intellectual origins can be traced back to the boundless confidence of some American legal academics about the possibilities of achieving democratic change in developing countries through...

    Published March 5th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Agricultural Development

    Edited by Christopher B. Barrett

    Series: Critical Concepts in Development Studies

    Virtually all national cases of rapid, widespread progress from poverty to wealth have been causally associated with the transformation of agricultural systems. From eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and North America to late twentieth-century East Asia, striking increases in agricultural...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  5. RLE: Development (111 vols)

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study...

    Published December 17th 2010 by Routledge

  6. RLE: Development

    By Various

    Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study...

    Published December 15th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Food Aid and the Developing World

    Four African Case Studies

    By Christopher Stevens

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Food aid is a controversial form of development assistance and this book, first published in 1979, seeks to counter allegations from critics by taking account of both direct and indirect affects. Based on field research in Tunisia, Botswana, Upper Volta and Lesotho, it considers aid from the UK,...

    Published November 26th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Food and Poverty

    The Political Economy of Confrontation

    By Radha Sinha

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1976, this book deals with contemporary tensions between the West and the Third World, caused by hunger, malnutrition and poverty, perpetuated by an imbalance in the distribution of world resources. The book deals with the issue of malnutrition in the Third World, which owes much...

    Published November 26th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Green Revolution Revisited

    Critique and Alternatives

    Edited by Bernhard Glaeser

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    The Green Revolution – the apparently miraculous increase in cereal crop yields achieved in the 1960s – came under severe criticism in the 1970s because of its demands for optimal irrigation, intensive use of fertilisers and pesticides; its damaging impact on social structures; and its monoculture...

    Published November 26th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Agrarian Reform in Contemporary Developing Countries

    A Study Prepared for the International Labour Office within the Framework of the World Employment Programme

    Edited by Ajit Kumar Ghose

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Initially published in 1983, in association with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), this book is about the meaning, relevance and process of agrarian reform in contemporary developing countries. It includes seven detailed case studies – one each on Ethiopia, Peru, Chile, Nicaragua, Iran,...

    Published November 26th 2010 by Routledge